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Effective immediately Get Bent in Norwich will be doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. Sadly, this means we will be closing for an indefinite period of time. Namasté

About Us

High Quality, Professional Studio

Our studio began when team members of our partner company, American Ambulance, wanted access to hot yoga in the Greater Norwich area. We are proud to offer hot yoga, fitness classes, and workshops aimed at living a more authentic and healthy lifestyle. View our schedule and find the right class for you!

Our Classes

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Community Yoga Classes

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These classes are offered to the community for only $8 a class. We ask that you pre-register and pay online for this class. Cash will be accepted at the studio if you cannot pre-register. Credit cards will NOT be accepted at the studio for the community classes.

TRX Suspension Training

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TRX Suspension Training is a full-body strength workout that utilizes a person’s own body weight for resistance. Two suspension straps hang from an anchor, allowing for an infinite number of exercises that help to improve strength, balance, and flexibility. The TRX straps are adjustable and can make exercises both, more challenging or easier depending on the length and angle. This makes them ideal for all fitness levels. 

Barre

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Barre Above is a totally unique approach to barre workouts as you’ve seen them. Fusing the best of pilates, yoga, aerobics, and elements of the strengthening exercises dancers do, Barre Above™ delivers a results-driven workout that is not only fun and dynamic, but it will sculpt your body and get you into absolutely amazing shape.

Why Choose Us

Customized Instruction For Every Student

Our workshops focus on the mind, body, and spirit to enhance your yoga practice giving you greater flexibility, focus, and well-being. For those who are looking to round out their yoga classes, we have Barre classes too. Get Bent in Norwich is the area’s only hot yoga studio featuring Barre.

Get Bent in Norwich believes in an open studio community where we listen to the wants and needs of our students to create an interactive space of health and happiness.

Features

The Best of Yoga

Re-Energize

 

Strength Building

 

Stress Relief

 

Relax & Refresh

 

Beauty of Body

 

Mind & Soul

 

Expert Instructors

Meet Our Team

Kelly Harper

Kelly Harper

Yoga Teacher & Studio Coordinator

About Kelly

Drop who you’ve been told you are supposed to be; connect with your breath and gifts that are uniquely yours.  Kelly received her 200hr teaching certificate from the Mystic Yoga Shala under the guidance of Jim Conlan and Detchen Zezulka.

She’s had the pleasure of teaching at several studios in CT but her home is here at Get Bent in Norwich as the Studio Coordinator. Kelly teaches 6 classes a week and has seen amazing/inspiring transformations in students.

As you spend more time on your mat, notice that you are open to try new things, eat healthier, opt to spend time in nature and surround yourself with positive people.

My current favorite pose is a handstand.  Initially, I was afraid to leave the support of a wall. Now I do handstand all the time, anywhere I can.  Sometimes I fall-out and other times stay up forever :)… Yoga is a “Practice” not perfect; there’s freedom in that. Please join me on your mat, Namaste

Danielle Newton

Danielle Newton

Yoga Teacher

About Danielle

Danielle is an RTY-200 who completed her training at The Yoga Shop of South Windsor and Old Saybrook. Specializing in LivFree Power Yoga, Danielle teaches classes to motivate individuals and encourage personal growth both on and off the yoga mat by delivering a challenging Vinyasa class that is accessible to advanced and beginning yogis. Danielle is currently pursuing her certification for Y12SR in the hopes of bringing the transformational practice and philosophies of yoga to those affected by addiction in the community. At the age of 23, Danielle was faced with many physical challenges and was finally diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. Given only one option, medical intervention and a lifetime of prescription treatments, she decided to navigate the healing process with physical exercise. After months of experimenting, she found yoga. Within 6 months of regular practice, all symptoms of arthritis had virtually disappeared. After years of suffering, there was finally a light at the end of the tunnel. This breakthrough turned out to be more than a physical healing; the spiritual benefits were profound! Danielle currently offers 3 classes on the Get Bent schedule; a 90-minute LivFree Power class, a 60 minute Community class, and a 75 minute All Levels Hot Vinyasa class. “I’d have to say that my favorite poses are arm balances and inversions. Not because they look cool, but because the journey to, and the challenge of coming into these poses really help you redefine what you think you’re capable of. In so many cases we approach these poses with the attitude of ‘yeah, right!’ Or ‘not me!’. Yet, with enough encouragement and dedication, we can re-shape those thoughts into ‘yes I can!’ Or ‘look at what I am capable of!’ Discovering your full potential as a human, both physically and spiritually is really what yoga is all about for me.
Jonathan Plympton

Jonathan Plympton

Yoga Teacher

About Jonathan

Jonathan began his Yoga practice 12 years ago, but it wasn’t until he found Hot Power Vinyasa at Get Bent did he fall in love with the practice. He found something in Yoga that he wanted to share with others so he enlisted in teacher training at Mystic Yoga Shala and completed 200hr YTT program. Jonathan has been teaching since 2013 and enjoys sharing this amazing practice with those who are open and willing. He understands the significance it has not only on Individuals but the rippling effect it has on communities throughout the world. He offers a practice that is fun and challenging, yet compassionate and safe, allowing students to expand in their own practice. Jonathan is currently teaching two classes at Get Bent and is a coordinator and trainer at the Finishing Trades Institute of Southern New England.

Testimonials

What People Are Saying

Never really liked yoga ’till now. Get Bent is amazing – I am able to enjoy a class at my own pace without being judged. The teachers are wonderful and are willing to work with you. I love that I am always thanked by the teachers and told I did great even if I can’t keep up.

Jackie C.

Student

Next month will be a year since I started doing yoga at Get Bent In Norwich. I can not express how much my health has improved. My thyroid condition has normalized, my chronic joint pain is gone. Each instructor is superb and unique and you learn very differently from each one of them. I encourage you to try each instructor. Thank you to your wonderful staff for guiding me on my journey to a healthier me 🙂

Ilia C.

Student

This is an amazing little studio in downtown Norwich. I love the instructors and selection of products. I also love the community; I know a good number of people already and get to know some new yogis all the time.

Stephanie B.

Student

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Get Bent in Norwich believes in an open studio community where we listen to the wants and needs of our students to create an interactive space of health and happiness. Join us today!

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Yoga is a process of self discovery. Clearing the cobwebs of the mind and heart allows you to see and understand yourself clearly as you are.

In yoga we make it a habit of checking in with and listening to our bodies. "This is the ...pose. If you're feeling pain, even if you are usually able to do the pose, it's perfectly fine to choose a more comfortable variation or not go there today." Taking that time to move your attention to your body and how you feel in this moment can reveal issues being ignored.

Going deeper, yoga goes hand in hand with meditation, another amazing tool for self discovery. Somehow we never just focus on pure being. When we go silent, ask questions like "Who am I?", and pay attention to the thoughts and emotions evoked, we can learn so much.

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Mike Daniels, defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals, is a yoga enthusiast! He has seen a positive effect of yoga on his body and mind.

He said, "I was feeling really stiff, and one of my teammates said I needed to start ...practicing yoga... My joints were sore, and I didn't feel like I was getting the same bounce or spring in my step...When I finished, it was like a body-awakening experience. I hadn't felt that in tune to everything going on around me ... ever. Whether it be tight hip flexors or my hamstrings feeling sore, yoga knocked those issues out of the park."

Yoga is a powerful tool for helping work your body in a different way then lifting weights and working out does. It can help with other aspects of your life, even game performance.

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Have you heard of the 4️⃣ - 7️⃣ - 8️⃣ Breathing Technique?

Find somewhere comfortable to sit. If you can, close your eyes.
Breathe in through your nose to the count of four.
Hold the breath to the count of seven.
...Exhale through your mouth to the count of eight.

Inhale positivity, exhale negativity. You're going to have a great week! 💌

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Let's learn a bit about mandalas! These Buddhist devotional artworks come in many forms and serve many purposes.

The three main types of mandalas are:

Teaching Mandalas -- Each shape, line, and color is symbolic and ...represents a different aspect of a philosophical or religious system. Students study the mandala and create their own to show everything they learned.

Healing Mandalas -- They help aid in meditation by calming the meditator and channeling their focus.

Sand Mandalas -- Buddhist monks and other cultures create these mandalas in ceremonies. First, they call forth forces of goodness through chants, mediation, and music. Then they pour millions of grains of colored sand for several days. And after its completion, they dismantle the mandala to symbolize the impermanence of human life.

Yoga and the symbols related to its practice have a rich history worth exploring. Like and share if you agree! 👏

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When we think about all the things we take for granted in our lives there's no room for worries. 🧡

Whether it be your family's support, a roof over your head, food to eat, a loving relationship, your health, the opportunities ...you have, or even sunshine, there's always something to be grateful for. ☀️

Appreciating all that you have in this moment is a great way to take your mind away from the "what-ifs" of the future and bring yourself fully back to the present. 😌

What are you grateful for right now? It can be anything. Let us know in the comments ⬇️

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Our NEW location is looking better and better! As we make more progress, we'll be sure to keep you in the loop. 👍

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And that's okay! Not every session is going to be perfect. Perfect isn't even the point. Yoga is not a competition, it is a lifelong journey.

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